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Vote for climate justice: download a song

Ever signed an online petition? Made a short video as part of a campaign directed an issue that’s meaningful to you? These have been ways activist organizations have tried to demonstrate numbers and unity. This week, Kofi Anan’s Time for Climate Justice campaign (aka TckTckTck) will add a new tool to the activism arsenal: a song download.

On Thursday, October 1st, visitors to the campaign’s website will be able to download a new version of the 80s protest classic “Beds are Burning” by Midnight Oil. This isn’t just a re-recording by the Australian group, though: Bob Geldof of Live Aid and Band Aid fame has brought together (you guessed it) a group of musicians and other artists for the new production. Midnight Oil has also tweaked the lyrics a bit so that the song addresses the disparate impact of climate change on developing regions of the world.

When you download the song (which is free), you’ll be registered as a supporter of the campaign (or, a “Climate Ally”). If you think climate justice deserves attention (and it does), add this one to your iPod or MP3 player… and enjoy! If you just can’t wait, check out the video trailer… or go enjoy the original version of the song.

Thanks to A Little Greener Every Day for the heads up…